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Apple’s iPad accounts for 70% of tablets in China: study

by Doug Drinkwater

August 8 2012

The new iPad was not available in China in the second quarter
The new iPad was not available in China in the second quarter

A new study reveals that Apple’s iPad continues to dominate the tablet market in China, the world’s second largest economy.

Market research firm Analysys International claimed that the iPad’s market share grew a massive 20% quarter-on-quarter to hit 72.6% in the second quarter, according to China Daily.

With the new iPad not available in China until July 20, the researcher put Apple’s growth down to strong demand for the discounted iPad 2.

Apple’s rivals were some distance behind in the tablet market, with local vendor Lenovo taking second place with 8.4% of the market, and Samsung accounting for 3.5% of tablets.

China is already one of Apple's biggest markets, and made up 20% ($7.9 billion) of Apple's total revenues in the firm's last quarter. This is certainly significant given China is expected to overtake the U.S. as the world's biggest economy by 2016.

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